June 23, 2022
Charlie Carrington wasn’t the first popcorn man in Marion’s City Square Park, nor was he the last. But he was there through the Depression and World War II, continuing a tradition that began in 1914. For twenty-two years, every afternoon from April into November, Charlie came to his little white stand, on the NE corner of the park; a shed...
What a pleasure it is to report the successful launch of a joint project involving Iowa History students at Marion High School, your Historical Society and the Friends of Oak Shade Cemetery. Thanks to an enthusiastic interest in Iowa and local history by MHS history teacher, Jonathan Mitchell, the first week-long unit was conducted during the first week of April this year....
Download the Marion Historical Society newsletter for June 2022. (pdf)

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